Thursday, October 09, 2008

I picked out backings for these quilts.  I just love the flames.  And I think I will quilt from the back to follow the flame shapes for a quilting design.

This is a solid turquoise.  What a weird photo.  I have some feather designs all drawn out on quilting paper.  This one should quilt up in a jiffy.

This red one is a small design, and I haven't decided the quilting design yet.  Maybe a big meader is in store.

This is my new piecing project.  A friend sent me a bunch of bright little squares.  I made a slew of nine patches.  I found some more of the fabric at Wal-Mart to make the block outlines, and this great butterfly print was in my stash!  They look like they were made to go together.  I have about twenty nine patches done, next will be to frame them.  I don't have a quilt size in mind yet though.  I will make it until it is time to stop I guess! :)

I went to a thrift store yesterday and what I saw there broke my heart.  A quilt.  And the label said "Made by Grandma with Love, 1995".  I should have bought it I guess, just to give it a good home.  That is my greatest fear, someday I will find a quilt that I made in a thrift store.  The quilt that I made special for someone, picked out with love, worked on for hours, filled with good wishes, simply tossed away to a thrift store.  Now I don't know the story of that quilt, maybe Grandma ended up in jail or something and whoever owned it didn't want the memories.  But still, how sad.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I finished this quilt top yesterday.  I had all the blocks done, but needed to put them together.  The blocks finish at 12 1/2 inches, each square is 2 1/2 inches finished.  I love all the colors together.

This is for a boy about 10 years old.  The border is flame fabric.  He told be his favorite color was orange, so that is why orange is featured here.  I think I might cut out some flames and applique them to the body of the quilt so it looks like the quilt is catching fire.  But maybe not.

On Tuesdays, I sew with a friend Ruth.  We sew all morning.  She is making quilts for her twin girls, and is so dedicated.  She works on the same project week after week.  I am all over the place, working on this and that and this and the next thing.